Are you confused about the differences between school-based and medical-based transition? Are you interested in collaborating with healthcare providers to improve transition outcomes? Would you like to learn more about how occupational and physical therapists can assist with transition planning? Join us for our presentation, Facilitating Independence in Transition-Readiness: Health Management & Life-Skills Training with Occupational & Physical Therapy, to learn more about current research, recommendations to improve independent living skills, and tips to help transition-aged children navigate the medical system.


Morgan Kane

Morgan Kane is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is the lead OT in multi-disciplinary clinics focused on Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus, Hand & Upper Extremity, and Motor Impairments. As an occupational therapist, Morgan strives to enable independence in the activities her clients need to do, want to do, and are expected to do. Morgan has a passion for educating and training young adults and parents on how to improve medical management skills and navigate the complexities of our health care systems.

Kristen Kalemeris
Kristen Kalemeris grew up in Fort Myers, FL and pursued her undergraduate and physical therapy degrees from the University of Central Florida. She started her career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the outpatient pediatric rehabilitation department in 2014 and is now the chief physical therapist in the Down syndrome and Angelman syndrome clinics. Orthotic management, adaptive equipment, vestibular rehabilitation, and concussion management are areas of specialization and interest. Transition readiness of patients with developmental disabilities is a passion in her practice.